Professional Development Program

Assisting Staff in Reaching Career Goals

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Professional Development Program (PDP) was established to help provide Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) staff opportunities for professional development.

The goal of the program is to assist staff with covering the cost of professional development opportunities that would not be possible without financial assistance. The opportunities must be directly related to career goals and current job responsibilities at FGCU.

At this time, all PDP funding has been awarded.
Feel free to submit an application, and in the event that we are able to acquire more funding, we will reach out to you.

Rules and Process

Awards are determined based on application information. Please follow the process below to begin:

Step 1: Review SAC PDP Official Rules

Step 2: Download and complete Budget Worksheet

Step 3: Download and complete Supervisor Approval Form

Step 4: Complete the Application Form

Step 5: Fill out the Post PD Survey

Applications are due 30 days prior to the scheduled professional development opportunity
occurring before May 31 of the current fiscal year.

Eligibility and Reimbursement

Staff categorized as Support Personnel (SP) and Administrative & Professional (A&P) are eligible to apply as long as the professional development opportunity occurs by May 31 of the current fiscal year.

Each staff member selected will receive up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) toward their professional development opportunity in the form of an expenditure transfer (journal voucher) for departmental reimbursement with a copy of Travel Reimbursement documentation and approved receipts (air, hotel, conference registration, taxi, parking, mileage, etc.) Meals are not reimbursable outside of the regular state meal reimbursement program.

Funds cannot be disbursed prior to the date of the professional development opportunity and will only be issued to reimburse costs directly associated with the professional development opportunity. Journal transfers can only be issued to departments with proper documentation to E&G, Concession, Auxiliary, and A&S accounts.

Applications can be submitted for consideration on a rolling basis. Funds are available and awarded on a "first come, first served" basis. All submitted materials will be reviewed by the SAC Professional Development Program Committee and award notifications will be sent within two weeks of the priority deadline. Applicants are advised not to make financial commitments based upon the expectation of earning a SAC PDP award.